The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia held its 95th annual council this weekend in Roanoke, Virginia, around the theme “One in Mission.” Cara Modisett, the diocesan communications officer, reports from Roanoke:
Day: January 26, 2014
It is Oscar Season and this year Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is one of the favorites. At Killing the Buddha, S. Brent Plate reviews one of McQueen’s less well known films from 2011, Shame, which sheds light on religious faith as a (potential) form of addiction:
As New Jersey prepares for next week’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands, Bishop Mark Beckwith of the Diocese of Newark reflects on the Super Bowl as a hub of human trafficking. Bishop Beckwith also highlights what religious communities are doing in partnership with law enforcement to educate and prevent sexual exploitation:
It’s interesting how memory and habit, over time, plays into what we hear or don’t hear, what we say or don’t say, and how those habits developed long ago creep into our present day lives whether there is a reason for them to be there or not. It creates a means by which we can invite God to reveal what no longer works for us in our lives.
What can parishes do for students? And how can those of us who specialize in campus ministry help parishes engage with the students in their midsts?